Archive for July, 2013

Media Relations Handbook

Media Relations Handbook

  Media Relations Handbook For Government, Associations, Nonprofits, and Elected Officials By Bradford Fitch The Media Relations Handbook, 2e is required reading for Capitol Hill press secretaries, federal agency public affairs officers, political campaign spin doctors, public affairs officers (PAOs), public information officers (PIOs), nonprofit PR professionals, lobbyists or anyone involved in garnering media coverage. […]

House Is a ‘Hacker’s Dream’

House Is a ‘Hacker’s Dream’

An enterprising computer hacker or foreign intelligence agent would have little problem hacking into the House of Representatives’ information technology systems, an unauthorized review of the chamber’s cybersecurity found. Vulnerabilities on the House side of the Capitol complex include exposed, unattended cables and network equipment as well as a lack of policing at security checkpoints, […]

Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

  Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates By Bradford Fitch Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best […]

Persuading Congress

Persuading Congress

  Persuading Congress A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill By Joseph Gibson Persuading Congress is a practical book, packed with wisdom and experience. For less than the cost of a cab ride to the airport, you can learn how to stop wasting your […]

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

These quotes of James Madison are from Wikiquote. More Madison quotes can be found at Notable Quotes. Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and […]

FREE pocket edition of “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

FREE pocket edition of “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

A free download of our Pocket Edition of Common Sense is available on Scribd. Our Pocket Edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense: Single copies of this Pocket Edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense are available at no charge by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with first class postage for two (2) ounces to: TheCapitol.Net, […]

Recent CRS Reports – June 2013

Recent CRS Reports – June 2013

State Taxation of Internet Transactions, CRS Report R41853, May 7, 2013 (24-page PDF) The Federal Budget: Issues for FY2014 and Beyond, CRS Report R43068, May 9, 2013 (28-page PDF) Crime and Forfeiture, CRS Report 97-139, May 13, 2013 (97-page PDF) 501(c)(4)s and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign Finance Laws, CRS Report R40183, May […]

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC

Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments, 1-day course in DC

  Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments A “how to” program for anyone who drafts federal legislation.   This course helps anyone draft, revise, and review bills and amendments, with lessons especially useful to those who review legislation, prepare reports, or draft legislation and other formal legislative documents. In this course our expert faculty explain the […]

Congressional Directory 2013

Congressional Directory 2013

  Congressional Directory 2013 113th Congress, 1st Session This comprehensive directory lists members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, complete with color photos and a fold-out map of Capitol Hill. The 2013 Congressional Directory is wire-spiral bound for flat-fold reference and durability.   Member photos in full color Wire-spiral binding for easy, lay-flat […]

Testifying Before Congress

Testifying Before Congress

  Testifying Before Congress A Practical Guide to Preparing and Delivering Testimony before Congress and Congressional Hearings for Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Military, NGOs, and State and Local Officials By William N. LaForge The practical guide to assist witnesses and their organizations prepare and deliver Congressional testimony. For use by anyone or any organization called to […]